Ellen Rosengard has been a Committee Member since 2008. The owner of a small tack shop, she was approached by a committee member to help make aprons to wear over show clothing and to volunteer at the Merchandise Boutique at the Youth Dressage Festival. The aprons were a hit and she got hooked on D4K, the Youth Dressage Festival, the kids, the ponies and the committee members and all the wonderful work being done for the sport of Dressage. Ellen creates the D4K apparel and accessories and runs the Merchandise Boutique. She and Molly Lane work together to secure sponsors for various events and prizes. Ellen is honored to be involved with an organization that promotes the sport of Dressage and provides endless opportunities for kids to learn, ride, train and compete. Most of all she gets to work with a wonderful, generous and genuine committee.
Ellen got hooked on horses watching Roy Rogers, Trigger and Flicka. She rode whenever and however she could and found Dressage as an adult. She currently has a most wonderful partner in dressage, a 12-year-old Lusitano named Black whom she treasures. Together they are working hard to master the sport and do a little competing. Ellen’s advice – “ride every step and ride the horse that you have each day.”